COAS GENERAL QAMAR JAVED BAJWA:
“Disturbing the strategic stability matrix in South Asia can lead to dire consequences.”
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of Control (LoC) in Puna Sector and spent Eid-ul-Fitr with troops on May 24, 2020.
COAS offered Eid prayers at the front line and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan in these difficult times, particularly seeking Allah’s blessings for the nation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
While talking to troops, COAS lauded their professionalism, operational preparedness, befitting response to Indian CFVs and morale in the face of evolving challenges. “Performing one’s duty away from home even on such festive occasions is a soldier’s pride and we shall continue to do so with utmost commitment and unflinching resolve”, COAS emphasised.
Pakistan Army observed Eid solemnly in solidarity with Kashmiris under Indian occupation, particularly since August 5, 2019’s illegal, inhumane lockdown and ensuing atrocities. India is trying to shift the global attention away from worsening humanitarian crisis and violence in IOJ&K to LoC by targeting innocent civilians across the Line.
Kashmir is a disputed territory and any attempt to challenge the disputed status including any political cum military thought related to aggression will be responded with full national resolve and military might. Disturbing the strategic stability matrix in South Asia can lead to dire consequences.
COAS reiterated, “Pakistan Army is fully alive to the threat spectrum and will remain ever ready to perform its part in line with national aspirations.”
He expressed hope that the international community will weigh in to ensure freedom of movement for UNMOGIP operations inside IOJ&K, as ensured by Pakistan in AJ&K, so that the tragic consequences of ongoing atrocities and inhumane clampdown inside the occupied territory is reported to the United Nations Security Council and the world at large.
“Indian occupying forces can never suppress the valiant spirit of Kashmiris who rightfully await plebiscite under UN resolution. Regardless of the ordeal, their struggle is destined to succeed, Insha Allah,” COAS concluded.
“A well-trained and professionally competent Army is a guarantor for peace.”
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Command & Staff College Quetta, and addressed the officers and faculty on June 1, 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS said, “A well-trained and professionally competent Army is a guarantor for peace. Pakistan Army with the backing of the nation is one such formidable force.” Highlighting emerging internal and external security challenges, COAS said, “The future of enduring peace and stability in South Asia hinges on the ability to resolve long-pending disputes within the region. This can be complemented through
meaningful international support and the will to take on challenging regional issues.” COAS encouraged the officers to stay focused on the pursuit of professional excellence and keeping abreast with latest developments to overcome new challenges. Dilating upon COVID-19 pandemic, COAS said that Pakistan Army along with other state institutions will do all to mitigate the challenges faced by the people of Pakistan. He concluded, “Only a cohesive national effort shall take Pakistan to progress and prosperity.”
Earlier on arrival in Quetta, COAS was received by Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, and Commandant Command & Staff College Quetta Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum.
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